On July 5, 2020, 6 violent men showed up at my home at around 1:30 in the morning. They surrounded my son and beat him violently over a 4 minute period. Within minutes, 1 of the 6 threw the first punch at my son and as my son fought back, my son ended up on the ground immediately. As he initially tried to get up, 1 of the other 5 who surrounded him moved forward and kicked him back to the ground so his buddy could continue to beat him from a standing position, over my son as he threw over 20 full fisted punches to the head, neck and ribs. My son’s head was against the asphalt as the majority of these blows took place. He can be seen in the video in a complete fetal position, not fighting back with his arms and knees tucked in trying to protect himself from the blows and at one point, his body goes completely limp as he is knocked unconscious and yet, the initial attacker savagely continued to beat his defenseless posture with vicious intent. It is all on video. Warning: Graphic Content - https://onesidedjustice.com/video-gallery
Not one of the 6 were charged for their actions that night but the local police charged the Dad for protecting his home and family with 13 counts with a possibility of 2 life sentences in prison. Please read our full story at OneSidedJustice.com.
There was absolutely no probable cause against this father of 6. The police had the video and there was still no investigation. There is no accountability for a local justice system who abuses their power because they don't agree that a Father has the right to protect his family and his home.
These men were demanded to leave the moment they came to our property. They refused. These men were violent and destructive and their intentions were clear from the onset.
During my son’s trial, one of the 6 made a statement which comes directly from the transcripts (sorry it's broken - this is how it is typed in the transcript) when asked what he was thinking when he saw the homeowner meet them at the property with a gun and what he was thinking of doing- "So, like, I was walking....in the video....in the video that they have I end up walking away from them cause I wanted to try to get around them and see if we could, like, just get him down so we could get the gun out of his hands. - I imagined I was gonna walk down the block and they weren't gonna see me and I was gonna walk up behind him --- like, go around the building and come up behind him and just tackle him, just tackle him just se we can get the gun out of his hand." He didn’t have one thing to say about possibly rethinking their violent intentions but rather admitted that the only thought at that point that crossed his mind was “I knew I had to get the gun away from the father any way I could.” He was also questioned why he wouldn't have thought to leave once he saw a gun and again, taken directly from the transcripts from trial: "But, I mean, it did cross my mind that we probably shouldn't be there, but you go --- you got six guys, like---"
The Ephrata, PA police department and the Lancaster County DA said these 6 violent individuals did nothing wrong.
I pray you watch the video for yourself and make up your own mind as to the validity of the charges that has this Father of 6 sitting in a prison cell for protecting his son.